GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Garlic may be grown less-often than many other vegetables in the California home garden because of its long growing season of about 5 to 8 months and its sensitivity to soil and environmental conditions, especially to overwatering and wet soils, which can result in […]
GardenZeus earns commissions on sales made through links in this article. There is no additional cost to you. Sunflower garden plants are often relatively carefree until seeds begin to develop. As their large flowers turn into heavy seed heads, many sunflower varieties, especially mammoth varieties, may benefit from extra support. Heavy seed heads may break […]
This is the first in a series of three articles discussing whiteflies in the California home garden. Whiteflies are a contender for most-pervasive, most-persistent insect pest in gardens throughout California. The worst infestations usually occur in disturbed landscapes that lack predatory insects, and on stressed or over-fertilized plants and trees, during warm-to-hot weather. At least […]
Basil is an ideal plant for container gardening, whether on the patio or the kitchen windowsill. Growing basil in containers allows you to move basil to follow seasonal changes in sun, to shaded areas during hot summers, warmer areas during spring, and to protected areas when necessary in response to winds or other environmental factors. […]
Basil is one of the most popular and rewarding herbs for the home gardener. Fresh basil is an essential ingredient in many recipes, from Caprese salad to pesto. Two to three plants can usually provide enough for one household. Pesto lovers may want four or five. Gardeners with long warm growing seasons should consider planting […]
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